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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.


“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.


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Even when they admit that Obamacare isn’t working, liberals still refuse to recognize that they are now agreeing with Ted Cruz.

Leftwing bigotry: Even when they admit that Obamacare isn’t working, liberals still refuse to recognize that they are now agreeing with Ted Cruz.

I call it bigotry because that is what it is. No matter what you say to these types of liberals, no matter what they experience or conclude, they remain incapable of considering the possibility that a conservative or Republican might have the right idea. Instead, they believe that conservatives or Republicans must be opposed at all costs because conservatives or Republicans must be evil and wrong.

And such close-mindedness is nothing short of downright bigotry.


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  • Joe

    Bigotry or fascism?

  • Edward


    I’m afraid that it is true, there are prejudiced bigots out there. There once was a time (I think it is a memory and not just a nice dream) when you could be friends with a liberal and have real political discussions, remain friends, and even go to dinner after/during the discussion.

    Not long ago, my father lost a life-long friend when the friend called my father a racist (the topic had nothing at all to do with race) and terminated the discussion.

    I don’t get into any discussion that may devolve into politics with anyone that I want to keep as a friend. I have learned from similar experience. I’m still trying to break down my mother’s bigotry (no Republican can do right, no Democrat can do wrong — even if they do the exact same thing at the same time together — I am not making this up, but she was not always this way), but she is a hard nut to crack. Fortunately, she cannot stop being my mother — she just doesn’t have the will to disown me.

  • roostersummers

    Your spot on with how you crunch the data & the perceived blowback.

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